Rocking Chairs and Tripods
Like many of you, I’m doing a lot more facilitating online. I’ve posted about my set up elsewhere and people keep asking! So, here it is, plain and simple.
When I facilitate in person, I don’t sit much, if at all. Standing keeps my energy up and helps me engage folks. But…sometimes I need a break.
I found this gem and I love it to pieces. It’s really fun to use. Seriously.
Oh…and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Since I used to travel so much for my work, I don’t really have a desk. And so, while I’m standing, I just needed something to hold my laptop and accessories. I didn’t want a big desk getting filled with clutter (which always seems to happen).
I do have an ancient iPad Mini that I use as a side-monitor along with a Mountie Clip. The thing works amazingly well.
The iPad usually has two Chrome tabs open in it: My Agenda in SessionLab and a spreadsheet of any special groups I need to form during the session for breakouts.
Bonus: Visual Capture
My first portable deck was this projector stand from Vankyo. I now use it as a low table for when I want to do visual capture and live sketching for workshops.
Live capture of insights, posters of key concepts and a visual agenda are key components of my in-person masterclasses. So when I finally bought an IPEVO document camera, it felt like getting back an essential part of me.
I also *just* started playing with MC Squares to sketch on instead of paper. They are wet-erase, reusable sticky notes. They are fun and they can replace 48,000 sticky notes. So…that’s awesome.
What’s on your must-have facilitation set up?